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'Doomsday prepper' accused of abusing adopted twins

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple described as "doomsday preppers" is accused of sexually and physically abusing adoptive twins who escaped and reported them. Mirko and Regina Ceska were arrested Friday on charges including sexual assault and neglect. Wakulla County Sheriff's officials say the...

Adoption offers pour in for Ga. baby found in plastic bag

Jun. 28, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Offers are pouring in from around the country to adopt a baby girl left in a plastic bag in the woods in Georgia as a newborn. News outlets report that hundreds of people have offered to adopt the girl, nicknamed Baby India by hospital workers. She was found June 6, abandoned in a wooded...

Top contenders for president in Guatemala election

Jun. 16, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans head to the polls Sunday to choose their next president, as well as a vice president, congressional representatives and mayors. With 19 candidates in the race for president, a runoff vote is likely in August. Unemployment, violence, corruption, rising costs of living and...

'I'm an American': Deported adoptee struggles in Brazil

Jun. 5, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Paul Fernando Schreiner paces around a sparsely furnished room, swatting mosquitoes from his arms and neck as he wonders if today will be any different from all the others. The heavy, dense air of this city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro feels insufferable, nothing like the dry...

'I'm an American': Deported adoptee struggles in Brazil

Jun. 5, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Paul Fernando Schreiner paces around a sparsely furnished room, swatting mosquitoes from his arms and neck as he wonders if today will be any different from all the others. The heavy, dense air of this city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro feels insufferable, nothing like the dry...

Man who impersonated Saudi prince to steal gets 18 years

Jun. 1, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A man who repeatedly impersonates Saudi royals to con investors and live a lavish lifestyle has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a ruse that fell apart when a victim saw him eating pork, which is prohibited in Islam. Anthony Gignac, 48, received the sentence Friday in Miami for...

Japan urges traditional order for Japanese names

May. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Ministry wants the world to begin using the traditional order for Japanese names, with family names first. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would become Abe Shinzo, as he is known in Japan, ending the Westernized name order the country adopted for use with foreigners more than a...